[swift-evolution] [Review] Require self for accessing instance members
gili.patrick.r at gili-labs.com
Thu Dec 17 15:46:19 CST 2015
> On Dec 16, 2015, at 1:55 PM, Douglas Gregor via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> Hello Swift community,
> The review of “Require self for accessing instance members” begins now and runs through Sunday, December 20th. The proposal is available here:
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0009-require-self-for-accessing-instance-members.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0009-require-self-for-accessing-instance-members.md>
> Reviews are an important part of the Swift evolution process. All reviews should be sent to the swift-evolution mailing list at
> https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution <https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution>
> or, if you would like to keep your feedback private, directly to the review manager.
> What goes into a review?
> The goal of the review process is to improve the proposal under review through constructive criticism and, eventually, determine the direction of Swift. When writing your review, here are some questions you might want to answer in your review:
> * What is your evaluation of the proposal?
This proposal does not improve Swift.
> * Is the problem being addressed significant enough to warrant a change to Swift?
> * Does this proposal fit well with the feel and direction of Swift?
No. From the first time I saw Swift, I felt it represented the best aspects of my favorite modern languages, such as C# and Ruby. This changes would represent a step backwards.
> * If you have you used other languages or libraries with a similar feature, how do you feel that this proposal compares to those?
Object-C: too verbose for my taste. Swift was a welcome change for developing OSX/iOS application.
Python: too strict for my taste. Ruby became my go-to alternative for scripting. I saw Swift borrowing or improving on many of Ruby's concepts.
> * How much effort did you put into your review? A glance, a quick reading, or an in-depth study?
I have carefully read every message posted to the mailing list. I did a little research to confirm my experiences with languages I have used over the last 37 years, but not a lot.
> More information about the Swift evolution process is available at
> https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/process.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/process.md>
> Doug Gregor
> Review Manager
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> swift-evolution at swift.org
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